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Fresh Travel Functionalities from Google that May Help Vancouver Residents

A new way to make travelling convenient!

On April 3rd, Google released a range of convenient features for Vancouver residents who are interested in searching for accommodations while travelling. Although Google’s hotel map may have appeared outdated to online shoppers, a new smartphone travel feature now enables users to effortlessly browse through valuable information, making it a simple way to help individuals needing assistance!

With this new travel function, here are some of the following aspects that can help Vancouver residents containing valuable information:

  • Property photos and details
  • Locations
  • Amenities
  • Reviews
  • Hotel research assistance
  • Flight booking with the best price,
  • Ability to discover activities and tours for vacations. 

How does this work?

To access these features, users simply search for hotels in a specific city where they will be presented with multiple “swipeable” options. These options allow users to view comprehensive hotel information without leaving the Google platform, offering convenience for exploring alternative properties.

According to Google, with a simple tap, here are some things users can do.

  1. Users can save a hotel 
  2. Access more details about the surrounding area
  3. View a summary of notable aspects of the property. 
  4. Once all is finished, a swipe-up gesture allows them to continue browsing.

Price project for U.S residents

In addition, Google has launched a pilot project for U.S. residents called the price guarantee. If a user purchases a ticket through Google and the price drops before their travel date, they will receive a refund for the price difference via Google Pay. It is important to note that this guarantee applies only to flights booked directly through Google and does not cover bookings made through other platforms. Unfortunately, residents of Canada are not eligible for the low-price airfare guarantee at this time, as it is restricted to U.S. residents.

Furthermore, Google has introduced a new method for exploring destinations. Travellers can search for attractions or tours on Google Search or Maps and access information about ticket prices and a booking link. Individuals will receive details about similar experiences available in the city.

For more information, check out the source below!


Google has rolled out new travel features. Here’s what Metro Vancouverites need to know

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